• 12 Days Sail And Rail In Style Over Peru

    Peru is the vast land with contrasting landscape, from deserts to rainforest, from lakes to highlands. Peru is also a land with the Inca kingdom legends, and interesting local cultures. Explore the country with different ways –luxury train ride across the highlands and cruising Amazon river in style.
  • 12 Days Sail And Rail In Style Over Peru

    Peru is the vast land with contrasting landscape, from deserts to rainforest, from lakes to highlands. Peru is also a land with the Inca kingdom legends, and interesting local cultures. Explore the country with different ways –luxury train ride across the highlands and cruising Amazon river in style. 
  • 12 Days Sail And Rail In Style Over Peru

    Peru is the vast land with contrasting landscape, from deserts to rainforest, from lakes to highlands. Peru is also a land with the Inca kingdom legends, and interesting local cultures. Explore the country with different ways –luxury train ride across the highlands and cruising Amazon river in style.
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12 days
From S$ 13,990/Adult

Itinerary

Aria Amazon Expeditions

  • This itinerary is a year-round departure.
  • We also arrange Specialist-Hosted Departures (Oct 5, 2018)
    Join Jean-Michel Cousteau On Board - Travel with a world-renowned explorer, film maker, educator and champion of ocean conservation.

 

  • Day 01 - Singapore / Lima
     Fly  Singapore / Amsterdam KL 836  0040/0735 – Daily (12h 55m) 
       Amsterdam / Lima  KL 743  1235/1810 – Daily (12h 35m)
    Upon arrival at night, meet and transfer to your hotel for a good rest.

    Overnight: Lima
    Meals: Nil
  • Day 02 - Lima

    This morning, have a panoramic tour of the historic centre of Lima – a UNESCO world heritage site! Roam the old colonial streets and the modern district of San Isidro and Miraflores. Be impressed by the Larco Museum with the most extensive collection of pre-Columbian art in Peru.

    Enjoy a traditional criolla lunch at an old manor house with pisco sour tasting – Peru’s national drinks

    Complete your city tour with a visit to the Bohemian neighbourhood of Barranco, known for its artist studios, open-air market, and picturesque parks.  

    OPTIONAL: CULINERY EXPERIENCE WITH TOP CHEF
    This evening, enjoy an intimate culinary workshop with Pedro Miguel Schiaffino, renowned chef of Malabar – one of the World’s Best 100 Restaurants.  

     

    Overnight: Lima
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch

  • Day 03 - Lima / Arequipa / Train Embarkation

    Altitude: Arequipa (2,380m)

     Fly  Lima / Arequipa   LA 2105 0955/1130 – Daily (1h 35m)

    Arequipa is also known as the ‘White City. Explore the elegant historic centre made with sillar, including Convent of St. Catherine, Jesuit Church, Santa Catalina Convent and the Yanahuara neighbourhood. This afternoon, make a visit to the Museum of Andean Sanctuaries to see the Juanita Mummy.

    Aboard the new Belmond Andean Explorer this evening. launching in May 2017, it is South America’s first luxury sleeper train, taking you to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. 

    Overnight: Onboard
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

     

  • Day 04 - Train 0 Puno / Lake Titicaca

    Altitude: Lake Titicaca (3,812m)

    Rise to a magnificent sunrise over the scared Lake Titicaca, with breakfast onboard before journeying onto the lake itself. Take a boat ride across Lake Titicaca – the world’s highest navigable lake. Visit the unique floating Tortora reed island of the Uros and Taquile Island.

    Board the train for your dinner and overnight journey to Cuzco.

    Overnight: Onboard
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 05 - Train Disembarkation / Cuzco / Pisac / Sacred Valley

    Visit the archaeological site of Raqchi after breakfast. Your train continue the last part of journey to Cuzco.

    Upon arrival, descend to Sacred Valley. Drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, an impressive Inca complex, with terraces built on its hills and colour markets. Try some local corn beer – chicha on the way

    Enjoy lunch at a house with owners private collection of pre-Colombian, Incan and colonial artefacts. Arrive Urubamba in the late afternoon, a small town under the snow-capped mountain Ch’iqun.

    Overnight: Sacred Valley

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch

  • Day 06 - Sacred Valley / Ollantaytambo / Machu Picchu

    Altitude: Aguas Calientes (2,040 m); Machu Picchu (2,430m)

    This morning, drive to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo. Take the train to Machu Picchu. 

     Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes  Vistadrom train 603 1032/1211 (1h 39m) 

     

    Explore Machu Picchu in the late afternoon when the masses of tourists are gone and the ruin are at its best!

    Today, you will stay overnight either at Aguas Calientes, the gateway of Machu Picchu or Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel at Machu Picchu.

     

    Overnight: Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch

  • Day 07 - Machu Picchu / Cuzco

    Altitude: Cuzco (3,399m)

    You may continue to explore Machu Picchu in the early morning. For the energetic one, you may climb to the Sun Gate or Huayna Picchu.

    In the late afternoon, take the nostalgic Hiram Bingham luxury train back to Cuzco. Cocktails and a gourmet dinner are served.

     Aguas Calientes / Poroy  Hiram Bingham12  1750/2116 (3h 26m)

     

    Overnight: Cuzco
    Meals: Breakfast, dinner

  • Day 08 - Cuzco

    This morning, explore this exotic Inca capital, which has been listed as a World Heritage Site. From the main square to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Church. Continue to San Blas, a picturesque neighbourhood and end with a visit at San Pedro Market.

    This afternoon, continue to Coricancha, the Temple of Sun. Visit Sacsayhuaman Fortress, an amazing and huge stone construction.

    This evening, join an entertaining night walking tour around the ancient city map, learn some interesting details about the city's history, and her very real legends. 

    Overnight: Cuzco
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch

  • Day 09 - Cuzco / Lima / Iquitos - Cruise Embarkation
    Fly to Iquitos via Lima, and driven 1.5 hours to the port to embark on your cruise.
     Fly  Cuzco / Lima  LA 2010 0725/0900 – Daily (1h 35m) 
       Lima / Iquitos  LA 2380  1010/1210 – Daily (2h)

    This afternoon, embark on your cruise – Aria Amazon! 

    Aria Amazon has programs with different departure dates, please check with your friendly travel specialist for more details.
    • 3-night program: Departs on Fri
    • 4-night program: Departs on Mon
    • 7-night program: Departs on Fri 

    *For low water season, you will be transfer to Nauta – 1.5 hour drive from Iquitos to embark you cruise.

     

    Overnight: Onboard
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 10-11 - Cuzco / Lima / Iquitos - Cruise Embarkation

    Embark on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing the mighty Amazon River.  Your experienced naturalists will bring you into remote estuaries in the Peruvian rain forest. As you explore these pristine wilderness areas teeming with wildlife, you will also encounter local people living in villages as they have for centuries.


    Overnight: Onboard
    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

  • Day 12 - Cruise Disembarkation / Iquitos / Lima / Singapore

    Disembark after lunchtime and be transferred for your flight back to Lima

     Fly Iquitos / Lima LA 2381 1300/1445 – Daily (1h 45m) 
      Lima / Amsterdam KL 744 2000/1525+1 – Daily (12h 25m) 
      Amsterdam / Singapore KL 835 2055+1 /1535+2– Daily (12h 40m)
    Arrive Singapore on Day 14.

    Meals: Breakfast
  • Optional: 2 Days Extension - Nazaca Lines and Paracas Tour
    On the desert south of Lima, it is one of the strangest things left behind by ancient civilization. Long geometric lines were drawn on the desert floors. These figures can only be appreciated from the air but they were drawn centuries ago when aerial observation of these lines was not possible. Enjoy Paracas National Reserve - home to sea birds and coastal wildlife such as sea lions and Humboldt penguins.
  • Day 13 - Lima / Paracas

    This morning, transfer for your flight to Pisco. Upon arrival, drive 20 minutes and arrive Paracas.

     Fly  Lima / Pisco  2I 1163  0615/0645 – Daily (30m)
     

    Paracas National Reserve is the only nature reserve on the Peruvian coast and considered one of world’s strangest and richest ecosystems by UNESCO, the desert and the sea come together in spectacular landscapes. Have a morning cruise to Ballesta Islands to view birds, sealions and Humboldt penguins!

    The coastal reserve is also a great based for adventure sports like diving, dune buggies, hand-gliding and more! Afternoon, have the chance to photograph stunning natural rock formations, sculpted by the wind and sea and landscape shots of Paracas Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean.

    Overnight: Paracas
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 14 - Paracas / Lima / Singapore

    Morning, drive to Pisco for your 1.5 hour flight to see the Nazca Lines (best done in the morning to prevent glare from the sun from obstructing the view of the lines).  Best viewed from the air, these huge geometric patterns and hundreds of perfectly straight lines were etched on the desert sands by Nasca people centuries ago. Fly over the Palpa Lines, the recently discovered drawings near Ocucaje and the archaeological complex built by the Nasca Culture in Cahuachi.

    In the afternoon, drive back to Pisco and fly to Lima to connect your flight back home.

     Fly  Pisco / Lima  2I 1217  1600/1630 – Daily (30m)
    Meals: Breakfast

 

 

 

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